APF is accepting applications for one of three $20,000 Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowships to support graduate studies in child psychology in 2006 and 2007. The Koppitz fellowships aid child psychology scholarship on topics such as developmental psychopathology and child-clinical, school, pediatric, developmental and educational psychology.
APF gives special consideration to psychological research that breaks new ground or creates significant new understandings that facilitate the development or functioning of children and youth.
The award includes travel costs to attend a preconference workshop for Koppitz graduate fellows in conjunction with APA's 2007 Annual Convention in San Francisco, Aug. 17-20, and other conferences as funds allow. APF will also award $4,000 travel stipends to the runners-up.
Only doctoral candidates are eligible. Students can apply before having passed their qualifying exams, but need proof of having advanced to doctoral candidacy before funding will be released.
The selected fellows' institutions must also provide a tuition waiver. Institutions may nominate only one applicant each year. APF will not accept nominees from separate departments or programs within the same university.
Financial support will extend from Sept. 1, 2006 to Aug. 31, 2007. Applicants should present results or progress of their research the following year at the preconvention workshop.
--E. MERCK AND Z. STAMBOR